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Old 09-13-04, 04:05 PM
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Commentaries on Star Wars trilogy

So have any of you lucky bastards listened to the commentaries yet? How are they? Anything exciting, new, etc.?




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Hey Toad, I don't know about the commentaries, but I think the idea on a Star Wars forum might be a bit late. It would have been a great idea back in 1997, but after the 21st, there will be little to discuss anymore until HD-DVD releases or Ep. III.
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Old 09-13-04, 04:22 PM
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After the 21st we'll be discussing the DVDs - not just the speculation of when they'll come out and their rumored then confirmed technical specs.

Thanks for your information regarding the commenataries.
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I've only read other lucky bastards who've already listened to it. Like this one over here who got a copy of Empire early.
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Thanks for your information regarding the commenataries.
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George Lucas discusses how the 1997 changes brought the films closer to his vision, there is still more that could "and should" be done. He cited the example that the theme played during ANH's medal ceremony is incomplete and needs more cowbell.
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He cited the example that the theme played during ANH's medal ceremony is incomplete and needs more cowbell.
ha ha ha!!! Great SNL reference. That's my roommate's favorite sketch
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He cited the example that the theme played during ANH's medal ceremony is incomplete and needs more cowbell.


Love that skit too. And I'm not that big of a SNL fan.

Bruce Dickinson (aka Christopher Walkin): "I don't know fellas, it just needs more cowbell."
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Old 09-13-04, 11:33 PM
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I already watched Empire Strikes Back with commentary and plan on watching the other two Wednesday. I find Lucas' commentaries quite entertaining. The only new stuff I really learned (and remembered) were the techinical how-to things they did in the movies.
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Originally posted by GuessWho
George Lucas discusses how the 1997 changes brought the films closer to his vision, there is still more that could "and should" be done. He cited the example that the theme played during ANH's medal ceremony is incomplete and needs more cowbell.
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Originally posted by GuessWho
George Lucas discusses how the 1997 changes brought the films closer to his vision, there is still more that could "and should" be done. He cited the example that the theme played during ANH's medal ceremony is incomplete and needs more cowbell.
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I love Will Ferrell as much as the next guy, but please stop threadcrapping and move Trebeck to the "Will Ferrell Vol. 2" thread.
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swerving back on topic, Toad. You've probably already been here but there are several links to different site reviews that mention details on the commentaries. An excerpt from the IGN review:

Lucas acts as the big picture guy, talking on the high level, while Burtt and Muren talk more technical matters. Lucas discusses Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress as an influence on the film, which is always nice to hear. He repeats a few things that are in the big documentary (more later) but by and large, they are all good. He does explain the replacement of Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christiensen in RotJ, so consider it a spoiler for Episode III.

All of them mention that the commentaries are well worth listening to and full of inside information. Whether or not any of this will be "new" to you I can't say.
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Interesting that he explains the replacement.

I wonder if Carrie Fisher offers anything entertaining.
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Originally posted by Toad
Interesting that he explains the replacement.

I wonder if Carrie Fisher offers anything entertaining.
I hear she says something about being high during the Bespin shoots.
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Carrie Fisher high? Say it isn't so....
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She looks terrible on the making of doccumentary. She is pretty heavy and has lots of trouble talking. All she talks about is how she was battling with her weight throughout the whole shoot.
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Well, Carrie Fisher was in one of those celebrity Poker matches and she's a pretty short and dumpy gal now. The ROTJ bikini babe, she not anymore is.
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It's called aging.

I don't care how she looks - it's not a video commentary.
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Originally posted by Toad
It's called aging.

I don't care how she looks - it's not a video commentary.
Who said you should care about how she looks?

It's obvious she is fried. As I said earlier, she's also having trouble speaking. She was stumbling over her words and thoughts. Last time I thought about it, that might be important in an AUDIO commentary.
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Originally posted by Toad
It's called aging.
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actually its called anti-depressants.

she was diagnosed with somthing like manic depression not too long ago and the meds have made her gain weight.
she was on a sunday morning talk show not too long ago talking about it.
in an industry where vanity inspires paranoid over-emphasis, i have a lot of fond respect for her not being inhibited or so hung up about her weight or appearance now, that she would be disinclined to be on camera.
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didn't look all that heavy in j&sbsb which was made 2 years ago.
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didn't look all that heavy in j&sbsb which was made 2 years ago.
Not to argue, but that was filmed 4 years ago.
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Originally posted by GuessWho
George Lucas discusses how the 1997 changes brought the films closer to his vision, there is still more that could "and should" be done. He cited the example that the theme played during ANH's medal ceremony is incomplete and needs more cowbell.
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Old 09-14-04, 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Green Jello
Who said you should care about how she looks?

I'm missing your jump in logic. I don't have a right to an opinion until someone tells me I should or shouldn't?? That's just silly!

Regarding the AUDIO vs. VIDEO, the two posts before mine said she was fat, or dumpy, or looked bad. That has to do with video. I didn't say anything about her speech, so the audio doesn't concern me. She seemed lucid and engaging enough in the documentary - her "fatness" and "dumpiness" played no part in that.

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